New Weather Monitoring System in Science Dept.

Check out the new weather LCD monitor in the display case on the second floor of Sangamon Hall!  The 3-day forecast, live camera, doppler radar, current conditions, and local alerts (when issued) will be continuously displayed on the monitor!


LLCC Chemistry and Environmental Clubs invite K-5 students to free “Haunted Lab” Oct. 30

The LLCC Chemistry Club and Environmental Club are hosting a “Haunted Lab” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children in grades K-5 to campus to see “spooky” science experiments conducted by club members under the direction of faculty advisors. Children are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to the event.

The experiments will be conducted in rooms 2213 and 2215 on the upper level of Sangamon Hall. Shows will begin every half-hour, at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Children will see bubbles, fire, animals, and much more as they learn about science. They can also participate in hands-on activities across the hall in room 2216 while waiting for shows to begin. Halloween treats will be available for purchase.

Parents will receive information on fun science activities to do at home.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing

LLCC hosts community college biologists

LLCC hosted the 41st annual Illinois Association of Community College Biologists Fri. and Sat., Oct. 11 and 12, with approximately 50 attending, along with vendors. Participants saw a bird banding demonstration and heard speakers in environmental education, common core/distrance education and anatomy/physiology pre-requisite issues. Dave Cox serves as president of the organization.

Results from Spring 2013 Bird Banding Season

 Click HERE to read the final report for last spring’s (2013) bird banding season. Biology Professor Tony Rothering reports, “It was a solid follow-up to our initial season last fall … we banded 1083 birds of 70 species!  Feel free to join us at the station this fall as your time allows … and, professors, bring your students (we had 90+ students visit last fall)!